Choose Denver Health for Pediatric Care
As a large health care system, we have every need for your child covered, from routine primary care to pediatric trauma services, and everything in-between. We are an outstanding option for parents seeking pediatric services.
Pediatric Primary Care Services
Denver Health is well-known for being one of the largest providers of primary care services for children. One-third of all children in Denver are Denver Health patients. Denver Health is dedicated to keep families healthy and if you are seeking a pediatrician for your child, there are several options available. The Wellington Webb Center for Primary Care office provides routine medical care for newborns and children of all ages, and our Eastside and Westside Family Health Centers also have pediatric practices. If you would like the entire family to see a single provider, then our Family Medicine providers are a great option. They are able to care for children and adults. and all of our Family Health Centers are staffed by family medicine doctors who are able to see the entire family, including children.
Pediatric Urgent Care and After-Hours Care
Denver Health’s 24-hour Pediatric Urgent Care Center is located on the Denver Health campus and is staffed by pediatricians who also work on our pediatric inpatient units, and in our pediatric primary care locations. Our providers are familiar with the entire spectrum of care. The Pediatric Urgent Care center is an excellent option when your normal provider isn't available or if your child falls ill after hours or on weekends or holidays.
Pediatric Emergency Department
Denver Health’s 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Room is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and caring pediatric doctors and nurses who provide medical care for life-threatening and minor injuries and illnesses for children of all ages. The center has private rooms and is separate from the adult emergency room, making it a safe and convenient option for families.
School-Based Health Centers
Denver Health’s has a large network of medical centers located in Denver Public Schools. Each school-based health center is staffed by a medical provider, nurse, and a health care partner to care for Denver Public Schools students during the school year at no cost to families. These locations can serve a child's primary care provider or children can be seen if they are sick or injured during the school year.
The Pavilion for Women and Children
The Pavilion for Women and Children is a tower on our main campus that is just for children and new moms. The building has a pediatric unit that is equipped with both private and semi-private rooms, a pediatric intensive care unit, private surgical suites, a neonatal intensive care unit and several spaces designed to help children heal including two playrooms and a Child Life Zone.
The Pavilion also has a labor and delivery unit and mom/baby unit, making it a special place for new moms, newborns and children of all ages to heal.
Child Life Program
The Child Life Specialists at Denver Health provide support for children while they are patients at the hospital. Specialists talk honestly with children about procedures and will complete activities and exercises that will ease their fears and allow them to follow their care team’s directions during procedures and in preparation for surgery. These specialists also work with children who are in need of therapy services and they provide parents with tools to help their child heal and participate in their recovery. For siblings who are confused or afraid of what is happening to their loved one, our Child Life Specialists ease their fears as well and encourage the entire family to take part in the healing and recovery process.
The Zone at Denver Health
The Zone is the best tool that our Child Life Specialists have access to. This play area is equipped with games, toys and activities that can be used by children to speed the recovery process and make it fun. Children, even sick children, love to play and the Zone is a wonderful area for them to heal through play.